Manama Club

Manama Club (Arabic: المنامة‎) is a Bahraini professional football club, founded in 1946 and based in Manama, that competes in the Bahraini Premier League, the top flight of Bahraini football.[1]

Manama Club
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Full nameManama Club
Founded1946; 75 years ago (1946)
GroundBahrain National Stadium, Riffa, Bahrain
Capacity24,000
ChairmanZuhair Kazerooni
ManagerMohamed Bashir Al Shamlan
LeagueBahraini Premier League
2020–213rd

Manama Club, formally known as Al Taj, is a well-known basketball club in the Gulf as well as Asia. They have two Gulf Championships, and were the first-ever Bahraini club and second-ever Gulf club to come in third place in the 2000 ABC Champions Cup. Manama Club has won over 45 titles in domestic competitions. The club is not as successful in football, however they won their first two titles, the Bahraini King's Cup and Bahraini Super Cup, in 2017.

Football achievementsEdit

Stadiums and facilitiesEdit

The football club currently shares the Bahrain National Stadium (capacity 35,000) with four other clubs. Regular basketball matches are played in Um Al Hassam at the Zain Basketball Arena (capacity 2,000) while playoffs are held at the Khalifa Sport City Arena (capacity 4,000). The club's training facilities for football and basketball are located in Juffair.

Current squadEdit

As 16 May 2019 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
2 DF   BHR Redha Marhoon
3 DF   BHR Mohamed Adel Mohamed
4 DF   BHR Hussain Hasan Ali Baba
5 DF   BHR Mohamed Isa Hasan
6 DF   BRA Júlio Vaz
7 FW   BHR Husain Mahdi Rayyan
8 MF   BHR Mahmood Essam Al Marzouq
10 FW   BHR Ali Habib Haji
11 MF   BHR Ahmed Moosa Naji
13 MF   BHR Mahmood Abdulrahman Mohamed (Captain)
14 MF   BHR Isa Jehad Al Anezi
No. Pos. Nation Player
15 MF   BHR Mohamed Ali Tashan
16 MF   BHR Ahmed Qasir
17 MF   BHR Husain Hashim Al Alawi
18 DF   BHR Ahmed Nabil Ahmed
19 DF   BHR Mohamed Ahmed Abdulla
20 MF   BHR Husain Abdulsamad Ali
21 MF   BHR Hussain Mohamed Dadallah
22 GK   BHR Redha Mohamed Akta
24 GK   BHR Ashraf Waheed Al Sobea
27 MF   BHR Thiago Fernandes
28 FW   BRA Erick Luis
29 MF   BRA Ronaldo Kalu
30 GK   BHR Ammar Mohamed Abbas

Other sportsEdit

Besides football and basketball, Manama Club has teams for bowling.

Continental recordEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2018 AFC Cup Group B   Al-Jaish 0–0 1–0 4th
  Al-Ahed 0–1 3–1
  Al-Zawraa 1–3 2–1
2020 AFC Cup Group A   Al-Jaish 0–0
  Al-Ahed 1–0
  Hilal Al-Quds

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Manama Club Fans, Facebook.
  2. ^ "In Pictures: Manama claim first King's Cup title". AFC. 3 March 2017.

External linksEdit

  • [ fc-manama.com] (Official website) (in Arabic)